Thursday, July 31, 2008

Running the Numbers- Amazing art

Trust me, check this site out. You won't regret taking the time to examine all these works of art.

Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait

"Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming. ~chris jordan, Seattle, 2007 "

This is the 11,000 chemtrails American Jets make every 8 hours.


skooldays said...

That's pretty cool art.

How about going a slightly different way with Art in the form of improving a concrete jungle....

I really loved this amazing story with pictures on the Webxact site...

incredible the way they did these paintings

Aaron said...

Thanks, that's really cool. Unless you were really hung over or schizophrenic.